Schneider Accepting Community Project Funding Proposals for FY22 Appropriations
WASHINGTON—As part of the Community Project Funding (CPF) for the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Appropriations process, Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) is accepting funding proposals from the community. The deadline for submission of CPF proposals is April 9, 2021. Applicants can begin their submission here.
Members of Congress will be able to make funding requests through the appropriations process for up to 10 specific projects in their districts. Few, if any, CPF requests per district are expected to ultimately be included in the FY22 appropriations bills.
“I hope that Community Project Funding will serve to put federal dollars to work for Illinois families. The new, transparent system will take the power of allocating these dollars out of the hands of Washington bureaucrats and put it in the hands of the voters who know their needs best. I’m looking forward to the submissions from Illinois local governments and non-profits offering to build our community better,” said Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10).
The new initiative entails stringent eligibility, ethics, and transparency guardrails and is only available to state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, as well as some non-profits. Additionally, only projects with evidence of strong support from the community will be considered, and evidence of this support and community need is required as part of your submission.
All CPF submissions will be posted on schneider.house.gov to ensure full transparency. Therefore, all information submitted by a requesting organization should be considered public information. The House Appropriations Committee will also establish an online, searchable public database of all CPF requests received by the Committee.
The House Appropriations Committee intends to fund community projects on a very limited basis in the FY22 Appropriations bills. Therefore, CPF proposals that have immediate impact and address the most significant needs of local communities or provide a significant public good are more likely to be selected.
Only eligible CPF requests that meet all the guidelines established by the Appropriations Committee will be considered.